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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-7402
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Owner description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and... more » Owner description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world. « less
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had been told about the Rock Bridge by some friends. So we thought what a great place to break up the trip and stretch our legs. My GPS took me to the main entrance of the park, that is not the quickest way to the Rock Bridge, go past the main entrance south a mile or so and you... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took our young boys 4 and 6 to the park. They loved walking in the creek and caves. It's a great place to spend the day and bring a picnic lunch. The trails are marked well. Overall a great day something for everyone in the family.

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Moberly, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The park isn't too far from town and the hike to the rock bridge is a delightful one. The kids loves stepping through the rocks over the water to get to the inside of the cave. Some of the pathways were destroyed when some rocks fell on them but they seem to be slowly replacing them.

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Columbia, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Relax with a hike of your choice in distance. The 'rock bridge' is a natural cave-like bridge that is a beautiful sight to see. I don't know why this place doesn't get more press. The boardwalk trail will take you through the forest to different natural wonders. Connors cave is one of those wonders that is a must-see! Easy hike... More

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Troy, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

we spent the afternoon walking the "devil's ice box trail" a .5 mile walk. a lot of steps but beautiful scenery, i was really impressed that the cave was not full of graffiti , being so close to town.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you're looking for something fun to do outdoors this is the place. There are really nice trails, most are on wooden planks that make a small circular route. You can learn about and see caves and cool rock formations.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I took my niece and nephew here and we all had a blast. Spent the day running around the trails looking for wildlife (bugs and lizards) and had a nice picnic lunch. Lots to see here.

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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Rock Bridge Memorial Park is very scenic, the trails range from easy to moderate with some hilly terrain. Depending on when you visit, the more popular trails might be a bit crowded. Overall, this is a great place for a family picnic, or to get out and explore some beautiful areas. One caution is that the maps are not great,... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whether you visit the park for a picnic, to hike one of the many trails, or to spy some local wildlife, this park is wonderful.

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Marceline, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were looking for something to do for the afternoon and decided to go to Rock Bridge Park. One section of the park had a nice area for picnicing, which we did. Then we headed over to the "Devils Ice Box" section of the park. This area had some great trails and boardwalks. The "Devils Ice Box" area is a... More

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